Thursday , 22 June 2017

Reviews

Beware the Dark in Lights Out – review

“Watch out now take care…In the dead of night…It can hurt you…Beware of darkness.” – George Harrison, from “All Things Must Pass” Nothing is more terrifying than the dark, not the darkness itself, per se, but what might lurk within it. Not being able to see something that may be out to get you is a frightening situation to be in. Many ... Read More »

Women a powerful presence in new Ghostbusters – review

In 1984, when Ghostbusters became the biggest movie of the year (Beverly Hills Cop came out in December and made a majority of its gross in ’85), everybody was asking the question, “Who you gonna call?” At that time, it was answered by SNL alumni, Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd, along with Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson, in a film that expertly combined laughs, scares ... Read More »

The Purge: Election Year gets the Gore 4’s vote – review

This is not a test. This is your Emergency Broadcast System announcing the commencement of The Annual Purge. America – home of baseball, apple pie and Chevrolet. And in the not too distant future, government sanctioned robbery, rape and murder for twelve hours one day out of the year. The Purge: Election Year couldn’t be more timely as America finds ... Read More »

The Gore 4 goes 4D!

There’s nothing quite like going to the movies. With state-of-the-art visuals, surround sound, stadium seating and more food options than basic popcorn and soda, the movie-going experience is better than ever (Just stay off those damn distracting phones!). With 3D becoming more effective and widespread since its groundbreaking use in James Cameron’s 2009 blockbuster, Avatar, you can feel more a part of ... Read More »

World Unites for Independence Day: Resurgence – review

“We always knew they were coming back.” Twenty years after the world united to ultimately thwart an alien invasion that left planet earth in ruins…..they’re back! When Independence Day hit theater screens back in 1996, with it’s iconic images of an Empire State Building and the White House being destroyed by alien laser blasts, along with a star-making turn by ... Read More »

The Shallows taps into our deepest fears – review

Just when you though it was safe to get away from it all and have an idyllic vacation surfing at an isolated Mexican beach, well …… Splashing into theaters this summer is the latest man, or, in this case, woman, vs. shark movie, The Shallows. Featuring a gore-de-force performance by Blake Lively, The Shallows is an exciting, intense, nail-biting thrill-ride that ... Read More »

Conjuring 2 surpasses frightful first film – review

“Sometimes you need to make a leap of faith. Believe when no one else will.” The Conjuring 2 is that uncommon sequel, in horror or any other genre, that surpasses its original in just about every facet. While the first Conjuring was quite effective in creating an eerie tale that frightened audiences the world over, its sequel grabs you from the get go, turns ... Read More »

Monsters take residence at 10 Cloverfield Lane – review

Owing more to a Hitchcock thriller then the 2008, J.J. Abrams-produced monster movie, Cloverfield, 10 Cloverfield Lane is a satisfying and well-made thriller. From the compelling opening pre-credits sequence to the film’s exciting denouement, director Daniel Trachtenberg demonstrates, like Hitchcock, his ability to depict and enhance a narrative merely with visual power. Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays Michelle, a woman on ... Read More »

Beware everything in The VVITCH – review

We will conquer this wilderness. It will not consume us. Through the ages, and right up to today, people have faced many hardships in trying to find a new and better life for themselves. However, when those outside elements force loved ones to turn on each other, the struggle to survive becomes even more difficult, if not altogether impossible.  In Robert Eggers’ ... Read More »

Deadpool lives up to the hype – review

Did I say this was a love story? No, this is a horror movie. For those who think that the superhero genre has already been played out on screen with nothing new to bring to audiences, well, at least that means you’re thinking. Of course, you’d still be dead wrong, as Marvel’s latest in a seemingly endless parade of characters ... Read More »